Nov.11, 2014

SteelSeries is known for its high-performance PC gaming peripherals. In 2013, the company introduced the Rival Optical Gaming Mouse. The Rival features advanced optical sensor for high precision and 30 million-click lifespan. Its ergonomic right-hand design features an advanced anti-sweat coating and rubber side grips to deliver optimal texture, feel, and comfort. On top of that, the Rival offers multiple levels of customization ranging from 16.8 million color illumination options, to SteelSeries ExactTech settings powered by the new SteelSeries Engine 3 software.

Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO said, "The new ergonomic shape and state of the art hardware deliver unmatched levels of precision, comfort and durability. Combining this level of hardware with new SteelSeries Engine 3 software, users will find an entirely new customization experience that redefines how a mouse can be configured."

Very recently, SteelSeries has added a 3D printable nameplate to its offering. By default the Rival comes with 2 interchangeable nameplates. But if you have a 3D printer, you could just customize the part and 3D print your own nameplate using the 3D models provided by SteelSeries on its site. You can also order your mouse with 3D printed nameplate online, and your part will come 3D printed from Shapeways.

SteelSeries is one of the few companies developing products that allows customers to make it their very own items. Recently SteelSeries showed off their customisable Rival Mouse at PAX in Melbourne, Australia (Oct 31 ~Nov.2, 2014), an event that brings gamers from all over Australia to play against each other and share their gaming experience. Steelseries teamed up with Australia company The 3D Printer to offer 3D printed name plates for the Rival at the event. All parts were 3D printed on site on a BEETHEFIRST 3D printer from BeeVeryCreative, showing you how the customised part prints and fits into the mouse.


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